gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs, -ˈla-tə-nəs\

Definition of gelatinous 

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous a gelatinous precipitate
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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Other Words from gelatinous

gelatinously adverb
gelatinousness noun

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Images of gelatinous fish sliding across the floor ran through my head. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Late to the Party: Sous Vide," 12 Dec. 2018 These patches are not solid masses; rather, they are mostly made up of microplastics that make the water cloudy and gelatinous. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws," 24 Oct. 2018 Dance like no one’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt; eat your cranberries in the gelatinous form of your choice. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Canned cranberry sauce, explained," 21 Nov. 2018 Their gelatinous structure means they are perfectly adapted to living at extreme pressure and in fact the hardest structures in their bodies are the bones in their inner ear which give them balance and their teeth. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Discover Trippy New Translucent Fish at the Bottom of the Ocean," 10 Sep. 2018 Their gelatinous structure means they are perfectly adapted to living at extreme pressure and in fact the hardest structures in their bodies are the bones in their inner ear which give them balance and their teeth. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Scientists find 3 bizarre new sea creatures in pitch-black part of Pacific Ocean," 10 Sep. 2018 These patches are not solid masses; rather, they are mostly made up of microplastics that make the water cloudy and gelatinous. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws," 24 Oct. 2018 These patches are not solid masses; rather, they are mostly made up of microplastics that make the water cloudy and gelatinous. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Why everyone is shunning plastic straws," 4 July 2018 These Shanghainese specialties get their moniker from the piping hot broth cleverly encased within, the result of a gelatinous soup that liquefies when heated. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Magazine, "Boiled, Steamed, or Pan Fried? A Guide to Chinese Dumplings," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of gelatinous

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs, -ˈla-tə-\

Kids Definition of gelatinous

: resembling gelatin or jelly The mushrooms had a gelatinous texture.

gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs, -ᵊn-əs \

Medical Definition of gelatinous 

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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